8 days in Australia Itinerary

8 days in Australia Itinerary

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8 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Shreveport
Fly:  34​h
1
Port Douglas
— 1 day
2
Cairns
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 2 nights
Fly:  29​h
End: Shreveport

1
day
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

Plan trip to Port Douglas with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Shreveport, USA to Port Douglas is an approximately 34-hour flight. You'll lose 16 hours traveling from Shreveport to Port Douglas due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much warmer weather when traveling from Shreveport in December: high temperatures in Port Douglas hover around 88°F and lows are around 73°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Cairns.

Things to do in Port Douglas

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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
On the 4th (Tue), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cairns trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by car from Port Douglas to Cairns takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Cairns can reach 88°F, while at night they dip to 73°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors Tours Adventure
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Scuba & Snorkeling

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 5th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Walkatjara Art, stroll through Kuniya Walk, then take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru, and finally explore the activities along Mutitjulu Waterhole.

For photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip maker tool .

Getting from Cairns to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Cairns in December: highs in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park hover around 97°F, while lows dip to 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Parks Nature Trails
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk
Mutitjulu Waterhole ©
Mutitjulu Waterhole

2
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Clovelly, enjoy the sand and surf at Coogee Beach, then kick back and relax at Bondi Beach, and finally trek along Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at The Royal Botanic Garden, catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Manly Beach.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Sydney visit planner .

Fly from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December, things will get little chillier in Sydney: highs are around 81°F and lows about 65°F. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Sydney

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Sydney Opera House ©
Sydney Opera House
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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